Andy Kristianson has served on the Board since November 2008 and is often relied upon to provide legal analysis and advice to the Board. Andy is a civil litigation attorney who has worked at the law firm McGuire Woods LLP since 2005. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law in 1999, Andy worked in Seattle from 1999 until 2005, when he moved to Raleigh with his family. Andy's wife, Lisa, is a part-time TA in Mrs. Rogerson's first grade class. Andy’s son Garrett is a 5th grader and his daughter Audrey is in 3rd grade.
Andy is an alumnus of Leadership Raleigh, has served as a youth baseball coach with the North Wake County Baseball, and is a member of state and local bar associations in both North Carolina and Washington State.
Christian Nechyba has served on the Board since April 2008 and has served as the Board Secretary since September 2008. Christian is a pediatrician and has been at Carolina Kids Pediatric Associates since 2002. He is often relied upon to provide medical guidance to the Board and to oversee health-related issues at Endeavor. Previously Christian was the Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where he also completed his pediatric internship and residency.
Christian and his wife Lyana have two children at Endeavor: Alex is a 7th grader, and Sam is a 4th grader.
Christian previously served on the March of Dimes Board of Directors and the Rex Hospital Pediatric Executive Committee. He has also taught community education classes on pediatric topics to parent groups and community businesses. He holds a medical license from the North Carolina Medical Board and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Margaret Holder has served on the Board since November 2008. She is currently Director of Investment Operations and Finance at UNC Management Company in Chapel Hill. Margaret, a native of Richmond, Virginia, has an undergraduate degree in English and French from the University of Virginia. She obtained her post-graduate certificate in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University.
She has been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1998 and is certified in North Carolina. She has also been a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) since 1999.
Margaret has twins in sixth grade at Endeavor.
Lisa Springle has served on the Board since February 2010. Lisa is a former English teacher at Raleigh Charter High School and has also taught at Southeast Raleigh H.S. In addition to a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Lisa also has a Master of Arts in Teaching English from Duke University. Lisa is a Chicago native, but has lived in Raleigh for a total of more than 13 years.
Lisa and her husband Mike have three children at Endeavor in 5th, 3rd, and 1st grades.
Lisa’s volunteer work at Endeavor is already extensive, as she served as the inaugural co-Secretary for PAWS, was a member of the high school committee, and served as the chair of the Endeavor Foundation’s design committee.
Steve McAdams serves as the Director of Endeavor Charter School, is one of the school’s original founders, and is an original member of the Board. Steve has been an educator since he graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970, with experience from 6th grade through adult education. He also served as a long-term coach of high school and recreational soccer.
Sarah and her husband Eric have three students at Endeavor: Miles, a sixth grader; Lily, a fifth grader; and Everett, a first grader. They have been an Endeavor family since Miles joined the school in its first year as a first grader.